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In this Feb. 14, 1984 file photo, first lady Nancy Reagan sits with a fourth and fifth grade class at Island Park Elementary School on Mercer Island, Wash., where she participated in a drug education class. At left is Amy Clarfeld, 10, and Andrew Cary, 10, is at right. During a visit with schoolchildren in Oakland, Calif., Reagan later recalled, "A little girl raised her hand and said, 'Mrs. Reagan, what do you do if somebody offers you drugs?' And I said, 'Well, you just say no.' And there it was born." (AP Photo/Barry Sweet, File)  **FILE**

Drug testing Ohio school kids

- The Washington Times

Now the opioid crisis is upon us, with folks old and young using what they know are deadly compounds. America's opioid epidemic is so out of control, antidotes such as naloxone are part of first responder and schoolhouses across the country. So, what's a schoolhouse of 550-plus eighth- and ninth-graders to do? Just say no?

'The Second Sleep' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Second Sleep'

Robert Harris' "The Second Sleep" is evidence of the anxiety of our time, and worth reading and thinking about for that reason.

This March 30, 2014, photo shows Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain, at sunset in Twizel, New Zealand. New Zealand lawmakers have joined together across the aisle to pass a bill aimed at combating climate change. The Zero Carbon bill aims to make New Zealand reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to the point the country becomes mostly carbon neutral by 2050. (AP Photo/Carey J. Williams, File)

'Climate migrants,' the left's tool to pry borders wide

- The Washington Times

"Climate migrants" are defined as those individuals in the world who've suffered some sort of weather-related disaster and are, therefore, in the eyes of the left, in the minds of radicals like Sen. Bernie Sanders, are worthy of automatic entry into the United States. Well, there's a large pool of people for ya.

This photo shows a search for political ads that were on Facebook displayed on a computer screen Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in New York. Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up the pressure on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit. Zuckerberg doubled down on Facebooks approach in a call with analysts Wednesday, Oct. 30, he reiterated Facebooks stance that political speech is important." (AP Photo/Richard Drew) **FILE**

Competitors challenge Facebook's liberal bias

Facebook sets arbitrary rules for what we can see and has the ability to hide certain messages by not promoting posts the site disagrees with through their algorithms. Facebook has far more ability to silence us than the government.

Illustration on Democratic party dominance of California by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What happened to California Republicans?

From 1967 to 2019, Republicans controlled the California governorship for 31 of 52 years. So why is there currently not a single statewide Republican officeholder? California also has a Democratic governor and Democratic supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature. Only seven of California's 53 congressional seats are held by Republicans.

 'The Fall of Richard Nixon' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Fall of Richard Nixon'

Tom Brokaw's recent book, "The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate," aims to position himself as the period's pre-eminent wise man.

Vaping illustration by Linas Garsys

Trump should scrap the flavored vaping ban

Vaping is 95 percent safer than smoking, according to some estimates. Unlike inhaling cigarette smoke, vaping is not carcinogenic and not, as some have claimed, a proven gateway to teen smoking.

Illustration on the decline of teaching about history by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Teaching U.S. history to American students lags behind all subjects

According to a report by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the teaching of U.S. history to American students lags behind all other subject matters. The latest NAEP survey finds that proficiency levels for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-grade students are in the 20, 18 and 12th percentile, respectively.

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